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in the bay. back with a news update. >> washington, d.c., 50 years since the speech. ready to launch. an attack that could come within 24 hours. overnight a group tied to the syrian military claims responsibility for hacking twitter and thenewyorktimes.com. we're live at the pentagon. flames spreading near yosemite national park, making it one of the largest in california history. the smoke now impacting air quality more than 100 miles away. and -- >> i have a dream today. >> keeping the dream alive 50 years after martin luther king jr.'s landmark speech. thousands are gathering in
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washington to honor the civil rights leader and reflect on how far we've come today, wednesday, august 28th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning. welcome to "today." it's 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on a wednesday. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning everyone. i'm savannah guthrie along with tamron hall. this is where dr. king said those iconic words back in 1963 where president obama will deliver a speech of his own in a few hours and take a look at that very spot 50 years ago today where martin luther king had that poignant statement that's been a call to action so many generations afterwards.
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>> when you read about the history of this and think of the preparation, a quarter of a million people gathered on that day 50 years ago in a violence-free protest against a lack of civil rights and jobs. >> a moment that means so much to so many. al is there. he's in washington. he'll speak with the son of martin luther king jr. in a moment. we will begin with some breaking news. the crisis in syria. >> even as the u.s. military prepares to launch missiles at syria, a group of renegade computer hackers with close ties to the syrian military rallied to the defense of syrian president bashir al assad by attacking, of all things, "the new york times" and twitter. for the second time in two weeks, "the new york times" website crashed on tuesday. a group of computer hackers called the syrian electronic
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army, supporters of assad, claimed responsibility. the site was down for several hours before it was restored. twitter, meanwhile, is investigating a hack on its own site. a nuisance, but no national security threat, at least not yet. >> they decided to go after financial institutions or other sectors of critical infrastructure, that would be far more concerning to the u.s. government. >> all this as the u.s. gears up for an attack of its own on the syrian military. cruise missiles will be the u.s. military's weapon of choice. four u.s. navy guided missile destroyers with up to 90 missiles each and at least one submarine are already in position in the eastern mediterranean. the assault would come at night to reduce the possibility of civilian casualties. at the american legion convention in houston, vice president joe biden pledged syria must be held accountable. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use
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of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> the prime targets, planes, rocket launchers, and artillery used to launch deadly chemicals but not the chemical weapons themselves. and the syrian leadership, including bashir al assad, are not on the target list. there's no word this morning that president obama has given the order. once he does, it could be just a matter of hours before those missiles are flying. matt? >> all right, jim. thanks so much. retired four-star general barry mccaffrey is an nbc news analysis. good morning. good to see you. >> morning, matt. >> let me start by asking you this. some sources in the administration have been briefing reporters on background about our possible course of action against the syrian military, the weapons of choice and perhaps even the timing of it. what good comes of that? why are they doing that? >> well, it's hard to say.
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this strikes me as very confused signaling of political intent through military power. a strike on the syrian armed forces, which the white house has reassured them is not aimed at getting assad, not aimed at regime change, not aimed at changing the trajectory of the war, will not, in my view, have any impact on the survivalist instinct of assad, the hezbollah militia, the iranian revolutionary guards. it doesn't make much sense. if we gave the u.s. air force and navy 60 days to go after these people, we'd get their armed helicopters, their aircraft, their artillery. we're not going to do it with a couple days. >> what we're hearing is cruise missiles launched from ships in the gulf striking military targets like the air force planes, command and control and radar. what you're telling me is that will not change at all the balance of power on the ground? >> absolutely not.
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the country's happen destroyed. 100,000 people have been killed. 15% of the population believe they will be exterminated if they lose the sunni muslim majority of the country. it's hard to see why we don't either use military power or use it effectively. the b-2 bombers may also be in the attack. they could make a big difference. in my judgment, it would take multiple days or weeks to dramatically change the situation on the ground. you can't protect innocent civilians from aircraft. >> and let's just be clear. what is prompting this potential military action is the use of chemical weapons by the assad regime against its own people. yet, everybody says the chemical weapons deposits or supplies are off the target list, so there's no way that an attack like this can prevent assad from using chemical weapons in the future.
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>> no, that's right. these things get distributed by aircraft, bombs, sprayed from helicopters, fired from artillery or rockets. so you have to go after the delivery systems and the command and control. by the way, we're doing this, as you know, matt, without congressional authorization, u.n. approval, or for that matter a broad consensus among the arab league. will they be with us? we see sunni muslim egyptian and saudi aircraft involved in this operation? i doubt it. >> we all wait to see what happens. perhaps even in the next 24 hours. general barry mccaffrey, thanks very much. >> good to be with you, matt. >> savannah? >> matt, thank you. as we mentioned, this is the 50th anniversary of martin luther king's "i have a dream" speech. crowds are starting to gather now on the national mall where president obama is set to speak from the very same spot where dr. king gave that iconic address. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker has more.
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kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. president obama has delivered big speeches before, but this one is different. he'll be speaking in the shadow of dr. king, a man who gave his life fighting for civil rights. so today the stakes couldn't be higher. >> i have a dream today. >> reporter: they are words that helped change a nation and pave the way for this historic moment. >> i, barack hussein obama -- >> reporter: so when the first black president stands on the steps of the lincoln memorial today in the same place as dr. martin luther king jr., there will be great expectations. >> everyone is just so excited about it. >> he needs to stress that the work of the civil rights movement is not finished. >> reporter: aides admit the president feels the pressure. during a radio interview tuesday, mr. obama tried to lower the anticipation. >> it won't be as good as the speech 50 years ago. >> are comparisons inevitable? sure. but i think he's looking forward to the opportunity. >> reporter: this top adviser says the president's remarks
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will focus on progress made and challenges that lie ahead. >> i think as the original speech was about not just civil rights, but it was about jobs. i think he'll talk about that. i think it will be a message to the next generation. >> reporter: but obama critics called on the president to do more than just talk. >> where racism and poverty are concerned, there is no excuse for this administration not talking about it. we have to move on and start to emulate king with our deed. >> reporter: this isn't the first time the president has spoken against today's historic backdrop. five years ago he accepted his nomination in denver on the 45th anniversary. still, this moment is different. >> it's one thing to sort of talk about the greatness of the moment, talk about history and to give beautiful words, but i think what people want to come away with is a call to action. that's what the 1963 speech was. >> reporter: now, aides tell me president obama will fine-tune his speech throughout the day. in preparation, he consulted with civil rights leaders as
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well as faith leaders, and he placed a personal phone call to congressman john lewis, the last living speaker from that 1963 march. savannah? >> all right, kristen welker at the white house. thank you. >> tamron was just mentioning that the entire speech, the entire "i have a dream" speech during that march on washington was -- >> 17 minutes. matt, you said these days people give these hour-long speeches. to know that 17 minutes lasts forever has made such an impact. should be a lesson to everyone. he was just in his early 30s. we forget he was a young man with that responsibility on his shoulders. >> it's so rarely seen in its entirety. on msnbc we will broadcast the entire speech. we'll see that 4:00 eastern time. meantime, a check of the news. >> a lot to catch up on, especially this massive wildfire near yosemite national park. it's become one of the largest wildfires on record in california. nbc's miguel almaguer is there with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: tamron, good morning.
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this is where some of the more than 4,000 firefighters come to rest after a long shift on the front lines. they may sleep in cots or 9/eve in their rigs. this blaze is 20% contained because they are working around the clock. before sunrise at base camp outside yosemite national park, a briefing and a pep talk. >> it's going to get a little hairy. >> reporter: the chief knows his team faces a monster. >> we got to reassure them, let them joke a little bit, otherwise they'd be crying and curled up in a ball. >> reporter: igniting controlled burns overnight, crews clear dried fuel before the wildfire can reach it. the trees and brush haven't burned or been cleared here in decades. that's the problem, says environmentalist. >> if congress had provided enough funds to do fuel work and prescribed burning, the devastation of hot fire runs could have been greatly reduced. >> reporter: with 287 square miles destroyed, it's from the
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air where the scope of this fire is realized. all along these ridges we can see more spot fires. there's no doubt this fire is growing. it's certainly quickly on the move. the view from 10,000 feet, jaw dropping. the aerial assault, the only tactical option available out here. there it goes. 3,000 gallons of fire retardant doing what it can to stop the advance of the flames. in the air, on the ground, day and night, the fire fight outside yosemite is nearly two weeks old with no end in sight. wow. literally no other way to describe it. though there's been some steady progress on the flank of this fire, 4500 homes remain threatened, 31 have been destroyed. tamron? >> all right, miguel. incredible details there. and new fears this morning that iraq could be hurdling back towards civil war after another wave of deadly violence. a coordinated series of bombings tore through muslim areas in and
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around the iraqi capital killing at least 66 people and wounding many more. the blast targeted residents out shopping and on their way to work. more than 500 people have been killed there just this month. now to wall street and what's moving the markets. let's check in with mary thompson. good morning. >> good morning, tamron. we are seeing a turn around on wall street. stocks rebounding slightly from wednesday's slight. fears about the situation in syria rippled through the markets. concerns about a possible military action against the country pushing oil prices higher this morning. closer to home, pending home sales fell 1.3% last month. economists had forecasted it would be unchanged from june's levels. if they're not buying homes, consumers are buying jewelry. retailers zales posting strong sales for the last month. back to you. >> all right, mary. thank you. and caught on camera, a frightening moment after our nation's symbol makes a crash landing. it happened during a chapel service.
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lewis the bald eagle was supposed to fly from the back of the chapel and then land on its handler's arm. instead, take a look at what happened. you see the bird crashed into a window and fell to the ground. its handler rushed over to pick him up. the good news here, lewis is expected to be fine. a scary moment there. it is now 14 minutes past the hour. matt and savannah, a lot of people wondering why they would have an eagle flying there. it was supposed to be this patriotic moment and it just went bad. >> so glad to hear the eagle is okay. thank you. >> let's get a first check of the weather from al, who is standing in washington. what's it looking like down there, al? >> right now it's a little bleak. we're doing sound checks with some of the gospel choirs. as you look at the reflecting pool, you can see all the rain drops falling. there are folks who are already starting to line up.
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they are all holding umbrellas. they've all got ponchos on because it's going to rain. we're going to see this maybe break around noon. then a heavier line of showers and thunderstorms come in later this afternoon, possibly during the final moments of this ceremony. but that will not dampen spirits, obviously. a lot of folks are really excited and committed to coming down and taking part in this. let's take a look at our fire weather for our friends out west. not a lot of great news. the winds are still coming out of the southwest. variable at times. 90 degrees, low humidity. and there's going to be dry lightning. that could spark more showers and thunderstorms, could spark more fires. let's show you what's going on as far as our western weather is concerned. san diego, sunny, 79. tucson, 97. another toasty day in denver with 93. same in casper. showers move into the pacific northwest. seattle, you're looking at rain and a high of 80 degrees.
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sunny and seasonable in las vegas. 98. you can see that wide area of showers and thunderstorms making their way into the mid-atlantic states and on into the northeast. and the heat continues. record-setting heat making its way up into northern minnesota. we're going to get to your local forecast in the next 30 seconds. ♪ ♪ good morning. 7:16 on a wednesday. i'm meteorologist christina loren. san jose, midst level clouds, sun working hard to break
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through. low clouds as well. we have thick fog in the north bay and the golden gate bridge into san francisco. 62 in san jose. hour by hour forecast, 79 degrees in san jose. rounding out the day at 82. getting into that all-important weekend, temperatures stay warm. drop off saturday into sunday. back to you. >> al, we look forward to that. thank you very much. i want to tell you about the arrest of one of the country's most notorious thieves. a man who's accused of stealing valuables all across the country. kerry sanders has details on this. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the investigators call him the burglar to the stars. he is a master at his craft, sneaking into mansions stealing
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millions worth of silver. he's here behind bars. >> reporter: authorities say blaine nordall was on the prowl for more than three decades but no more. >> this time you can stick a fork in him, but no more, he's done. >> reporter: cat burglar, nicknamed the burglar to the stars, he's accused of being a celebrity thief. there's even a wikipedia page talking about his heists. bruce springstein, billy joel, steven spielburg and curt goudy. he's snatched over $6 million worth of silver. his m.o. was always the same. case a mansion, break in undetected, quietly steal the silver sometimes while the homeowners were asleep in their beds. his ability to elude authorities like a movie. catch me if you can. >> you're going to have to catch me. >> reporter: police consider him a master thief, always one step
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ahead, that is until monday. acting on a tip, deputies captured nordall in tiny hi hillyard. >> he seems to get a thrill on sneaking into someone's home and stealing their expensive silver. >> reporter: his latest targets were members of atlanta's high society. one member said she lost precious heirlooms. >> he took antiques, flatware. he knew exactly what to take. >> reporter: he's a suspect in 70 burglaries in 7 stakes. he knows the stakes. he's lost before. 17 years ago he was nabbed for breaking into yvonne na trumps home. >> i've been chasing him long enough. i think this is really the end. >> reporter: this detective has hunted him most of his career. abruzini was relentless helping
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police finally knabb their suspect. >> i think blaine is officially retired as a burglar. >> reporter: he waived extradition. he'll be formally charged here in atlanta. nordall is yet to retain an attorney. >> kerry sanders, thank you very much. coming up, what looked like a robbery in progress. >> turns out, there's an uplifting end to this surveillance video, and it highlights the very best in people. those young men will share their story live on our plaza but, first, this is "today" on nbc.
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i always say one dream. this century. in this century the world truly becomes a gelled happy family.
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>> we all hope that comes true. we're back now with a dream day message. that was, of course, the dalai lama. we're going to hear more and share more of our dreams. we talked at the beginning of the show how far people have said how far we've come, but it's important to remember how far we have to go. >> what an opportunity to dream your dream. we'll do that all morning on nbc. one day, i want to win the science fair. and? and then i'll become a scientist and change the world! the world? now you're talking!
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walmart's prices are so low you could have steak at every game. it's 100% satisfaction guaranteed. try it. good wednesday morning to you. 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. more than 4,000 firefighters are in tuolumne county this morning battling the rim fire. right now that fire's burned more than 187,000 acres and it is still growing. the good news, firefighters have been able to get more containment on the flames at 23% containment. bay bridge shuts down tonight to start a five-dayö closure. crews start connecting the new span to the toll plaza and the tunnel on yorba buena island. the new span to open tuesday morning. we have complete information on the closure on our website nbcbayarea.com. fresh off passing a ban on styrofoam, a city councilman from san jose talking about
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another ban. he will introduce a proposal to ban sugary drinks and whole milk at city properties and events. it's a move to promote healthier diets. he first needs the proposal approved by the council's agenda setting committee. yesterday city council voted to ban styrofoam takeout containers at restaurants. >> good morning. plenty of 60s to blow around this morning in livermore, san jose, low 60s. mid-50s, gilroy, santa cruz to kick off wednesday. getting into the afternoon, kids heading back to school, including alum rock union. a warm day, make sure they've got sunscreen. 82 for today. 69 in san francisco. 82 los gados. 75 in santa cruz, if you can get out there. temperatures will drop off. let's check on your drive with mike inouye. >> palo alto, we had a big fire
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after an earlier van happened &háhp &hc& things are moving smoothly. all lanes cleared. activity also has cleared from the lanes there north through palo alto. just that slowing past university heading up two toward willow. by the time you pass wil low towards woodside. building up volume. 101 and 87 slower drive. typical congestion spots. >> another local news update in a half hour.
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children, no matter where they live, no matter where they have come from, no matter their socioeconomic situation, that they can get the greatest education in the world and through that great education can reach every bit of their full potential. >> that of course is new jersey governor chris christie with his dream on this 50th anniversary of martin luther king's most famous speech. we want you to take part, share your dream for the world, use the #dreamday. we put it up on a board in times square. we do hope you'll think about that today. 7:30 on a wednesday morning. it's the 28th of august, 2013. i'm savannah guthrie along side matt lauer and tamron hall is in for natalie and al is in washington. >> he is spending time in washington and more on dr.
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king's historic words coming up. also ahead, what would you do if something you love was taken from you? we'll meet a woman that took matters in her own hands to steal back one of her own prized positions. >> is it technically stealing if it's yours? >> that's a good one. >> i wish we knew a lawyer. >> i have november id idea, by . >> and a programming note, former heavyweight champ mike tyson, he announced he on is the verge of dying due to struggles with sobriety. we'll have an interview with him tomorrow on "today." it's his first since that very candid disclosure. we'll find out what is on his mind. >> we'll begin with a story that will hopefully restore your faith in humanity. >> imagine being a store manager and getting a call from police that someone's broken into your place. you rush to the store thinking the worst, only to be surprised by what you find caught on
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camera. >> it was at this buddy's small lots in wayne, new jersey, about an hour after closing. surveillance footage shows four young men opening the door, looking around and then heading into the empty store. minutes later the tape shows the men casualty leaving with with several items in hand. >> got the call that the store had been broken into and our vice president got down here. >> managers arrived expecting the worst but when they looked around there was no sign of a break in. a closer look at the security cameras told a different tale. one of the men approaches the unmanned register. >> jaw dropped when he realized these kids did shopping but paid for everything they took. >> one of his friends follows up with merchandise of his own, waving cash at the camera and leaving it as well. tax included. >> it's terrific that there are still people out there that have moral character not to do the wrong thing when they easily could. >> managers put the word out hoping to track down the guys
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and reward their honesty. that's how kelly got a surprise of his own. >> as soon as i went on my laptop it was right there front page and i was excited. i was smiling because i was like i'm famous. >> he and his friends are football players here at william patterson university and had no idea the store was closed. >> we thought it was like, you know, somebody was just on break or something. >> they kept looking for the clerk because the lights were on. the stores next door were open and the door was unlocked. managers say the lock was broken. >> we had to get back to practice so we showed the money to the cameras and put it down and left. >> a good deed caught on tape and earning the guys praise from the store and their own parents. >> he said you're lucky you did some good. he said i'm proud of you you're doing the right thing. >> the young man had a chance to meet the store managers and were given $50 give certificates for their honest actions. >> feel good story of the
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morning. those guys are with us now. the william patterson university fighting pioneer football team. guys, good morning to all of you. it's great to have you here. >> good morning. >> we get to see what's happening on that video tape. we don't get to hear what you guys were saying to each other as that was all going down. what were you saying? >> we were scared. >> you were scared? >> yeah. >> we -- honestly we thought it was like a halloween gag or something. >> you thought you were being punked. >> we thought somebody would say, gotcha. >> what were you buying? >> i was buying batteries. >> so you're waving at the camera, here's my money, good-bye, i'm leaving. >> i had to get a cord for my speakers. i left it at home by accident. >> i love when you're waving the money to the camera before putting it down. it would have taken us until that store reopened the next morning to figure out the tax. and you guys managed to do that.
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you took the time to do it, didn't you? >> yeah. >> what do you think about the reaction you have gotten? have you been surprised? you're on television, you're on the "today" show. everybody knows about it. >> it's just ecstatic knowing that it's nationwide and everyone is hearing about it. >> and your coach and parents are so proud of you. >> my dad, he keeps calling me saying you really did that? you really did that? >> your parents were shocked you were listening to them all this time. >> all these years. >> they say character is what you do when nobody is watching. you know what? you guys did the right thing, so congratulations. thanks for joining us. >> we'll take a turn now and get a check of the weather from mr. roker who is down in washington. >> guys, thank you so much. still a little on the rainy side here. it's going to be a lot on the rainy side in the southwest over the next 72 hours. here's what's going on. we've got remnants of tropical
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storm fernand down in mexico. tons of moisture going to be streaming up into the southwest over the next 72 hours, feeding these storms. in fact, as you look at the futurecast, you can see what's going to be happening starting thursday on into friday. lots and lots of rain. while we're talking two to three inches in these desert areas, it doesn't take much and you can get flash flooding. so from extreme southern california into arizona, parts of new mexico, we are going to be looking at anywhere from 7:36. good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. this is what you can make out of e golden gate bridge. fog out there. down to a quarter mile visible in san ata rosa. one mile napa. please give yourself extra time. if you have to cross the golden gate and travel with caution. future class, clear conditions by noon. highs representative offal the sunshine coming in.
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89 livermore. 78 fremont. 82 san jose. cooler weekend headed our way. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al. thank you so much. coming up, a dream to remember. >> this is where history was made 50 years ago where my father delivered the "i have a dream" speech. >> we'll have it right after this.
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♪ we are back at 7:41 on the west coast with a personal perspective on martin luther king jr.'s historic march on washington. let's go back to al for that. speeches of this century, it really turned the tide for this country. >> i have a dream my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be
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judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream today. >> it was fine to tell you the truth, to be there and hear it. >> it was an unbelievable day. when i look across that mall, i saw humanity. >> with the lincoln memorial as a fitting backdrop, martin luther king, jr. preached his dream of racial equality, freedom, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. >> people were lined up along the reflecting pool, dipping their legs in the water because it was so hot and we just elbowed our way toward the steps of the lincoln memorial. >> i heard him speak on many, many occasions. but on august 28th, 1963, he gave it something extra. >> my country tis of thee sweet land of liberty, of thee i sing. >> reporter: people marched for
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jobs and freedom but these words resinate 50 years later. >> i have a dream today. >> the words "i have a dream" were not in king's written speech. he added them as he spoke. now they're seared in our minds. >> president kennedy invited us back down to the white house saying, you did a good job. you did a good job, and when he got to dr. martin luther king jr. he said, and you had a dream. >> i was five years old in 1963 but i remember when mom and dad came home how excited they were because it was a period of uplifting and hope. >> hope and courage. this was a turbulent time in america, the '60s. >> this is a very different country than it is now. segregation was the rule and the law in most of the south.
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>> the march on washington was scheduled mo ed for midweek in of keeping it small. people were told to stay home. government officials feared the worst. >> they had troops surrounding the city just in case violence broke out. >> we have waited for 345 years for our basic constitutional and god given rights. >> the march drew a quart e of a million people and king's speech not only galvanized the nation, it was the turning point of the civil rights movement. >> it was so orderly and so peaceful. not one incident. the generations continue to derive hope and courage and inspiration from those words. i have a dream. >> i have a dream today. >> 17 minutes, 1579 words, finishing work composed at the willard hotel the night before.
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50 years later today after president obama speaks, bells will ring all throughout washington, d.c. the country and the world commemorating those words of dr. king, let freedom ring. guys? >> and it'll ring for sure today. al, thank you so much. it is hard to watch that and not get a lump in your throat. >> you have to if you have a heart. al mentioned the ringing of the bells. bells will ring in 100 different cities, cities that dr. king named in that speech. i mentioned earlier how young he was. it is amazing that it speaks to talking from your heart, that the words we all remember and cherish were ad libbed, sp spontaneo spontaneous. he meant every word. >> a divine vision we're still trying to realize today. well, coming up next, we'll take a turn and ask, was this worth the risk? how one woman got sweet revenge when her stolen bike showed up on craigslist. that story right after this.
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>> reporter: call it sweet revenge, though some might call it vigilante justice. this 33-year-old never imagined herself a vindictive type, but that was before she says her brand new bike was stolen. >> i asked for karma to run him over with a flat bed truck. i was so angry. >> reporter: smith was more than upset. she was down right despondent. it happened here in vancouver, british columbia, at the olympic village last week. she said she locked up her bike, worth more than $1,000, and went to visit a friend. when she returned, he says her bike had vanished. >> i was like, i'm a good person. like, why would somebody do this to me? >> reporter: within 24 hours, someone told her about an ad on craigslist listing a similar bike for $300. she wanted her bike back badly and says she decided to set up a sting of her own, arranging to
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meet the seller at a local mcdonald's parking lot. smith says she told the seller she needed a test drive. >> he actually kind of wearily was like, well, yeah, but don't ride away. i was like, oh, don't worry. i won't. >> reporter: she hopped on, started pedaling, and never looked back. >> i felt like an nfl player who just scored a touchdown. >> reporter: with bike thefts on the rise, other victims may think smith's don't get mad, get even, policy is a good idea, but the authorities strongly warn against it. in a statement to nbc news, vancouver police caution setting up a meeting with the person on your own can potentially be very dangerous. you do not know who you are meet manager, how many people will be there, and how desperate that person may be. >> sometimes you just need to stick up for what's right and what's yours. >> reporter: the thief still hasn't been caught, but smith has her bicycle and her sweet revenge.
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even if it was as police say a very bad idea. for "today," kevin tibbles, nbc news, chicago. >> what have we learned? >> make sure it's your own bike, first of all. >> how did she know for a fact it wasn't someone else's? >> i know my bike. if someone stole my bike, i would know it. >> but is it custom made? >> no, but i know it. >> i'm not sure getting your bike back is worth what could have happened if that guy chased her down the street. >> glad there's a happy ending. coming up, the 17-year-old american who just pulled off a major upset at the u.s. open. >> and it can reveal a lot, but is genetic testing for someone who's perfectly healthy a good idea? and could michael douglas and catherine zeta jones be calling it quits after 13 years of marriage? first, your local news and weather.
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7:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. investigators looking for a cause to a structure fire in fairfield, that fire started near i-80. winds carried embers into a neighborhood on marigold drive. two homes were destroyed, three others badly damaged. one point, as many as 200 firefighters were on scene. a controversial new planned parenthood location up for debate tonight in south san francisco. city council will hear an peel from an anti-abortion group hoping to stop the new location from opening. back in may, the council approved planned parenthood's application to open a new clinic on grand avenue. opponents say the new clinic would cause parking problems and would draw constant protests outside. time to take a look at the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning to you. want to start with the live picture of clearing sky over san jose.
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plenty of cloud cover. not as much so as we're fining at immediate coast, the golden gate bridge socked in with fog. count on flight delays out of sfo. inland 89 in livermore. 86 in santa teresa. temperatures will stay steady. cooler weather, we've got it for you sun into labor day and in particular, mid-80s. let's check your drive with mike inouye. >> looking for slower traffic, i've got that for you north 880, past the coliseum, slower drive. look at maps. a slower drive from the bottom of the screen for 880 and 580 through oakland in your commute. approaching the bay bridge, the maze moves smoothly. west 80 down the east shore freeway. good volume, speeds in the 30s through berkeley. slow interest concord, pleasanton. south 680 from alamo and a new crash involving a motorcycle
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moved to the shoulder. >> another local news update in a half hour.
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we traveled 4300 miles from california. >> we came from kentucky for our birthday. >> yeah! >> your last day of summer need a hug? >> ontario. >> we love matt lauer. >> it's 8:00 on a wednesday morning, the 28th day of august, 2013. kind of a nice yet muggy start to the day here in new york city. hopefully it's nice where you're waking up as well as we say hi to some of the nice people on our plaza.
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by the way, we're also taking a moment to share some of your dreams as we mark the 50th an verse isry of dr. king's march on washington. al is in washington. he'll be talking to dr. king's son in just a couple of moments. news out of hollywood. michael douglas and catherine zeta-jones reportedly calling it quits for the moment. taking a break from the marriage. we'll hear more about that coming up. guess what on trending. new words adding to the dictionary. one takes us back to the vma performance from miley cyrus as the groan goes out in the crowd. >> any guesses the word? >> no idea. >> somebody said bad taste. >> notoriety. anyway, first a check of the top stories. tamron, good morning. >> hello and good morning. the u.s. and its allies appear to be on the verge of military
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action in syria despite new pl he as by the head of the united nations to give diplomacy a chance. richard engel joins us from antakya, turkey. richard, good morning. >> good morning, tamron. they have visited the sites outside damascus where they are convinced the regime of al assad used chemical weapons. the u.n. is asking for more time to complete its work. but the u.s. and several allies already seem to be making preparations for what at this point seems to be a likely military attack on limited syrian targets. iran said if that attack take place, it will send the region into chaos. and israel is very worried that it could see retaliatory action either from iran or syria or hezbollah. today israel announced it is
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putting all of its missile defense systems on high alert. tamr tamron? richard, thank you. eight people were killed when side-by-side apartment buildings collapsed in western india. rescuers pulled out several survivors and searched for a dozen victims feared trapped in the rubble. new york city is asking a federal judge to hold her ruling to order changes to the police department stop and frisk policy until an appeal is heard. city attorneys argue the prescribed changes to the program could harm public safety. the judge ruled this month that the stop and frisk practice violates the civil rights of minorities. fire crews make steady progress overnight against the massive wildfire at the edge of yosemite national park. it was 20% contained this morning. 4,000 firefighters are battling the flames on the ground and from the air. it started 11 days ago. it has burned 282 square miles and destroyed at least 31 homes.
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an australian athlete randomly shot and killed in oklahoma was remembered for his love of baseball and his american girlfriend. 22-year-old christopher lane was attending east central university on a baseball when one of the teenagers in a drive-by shooting said they did it because they were bored. he died from a single gunshot wound to the back. a minnesota teenager has survived the first confirmed wild wolf attack in state history. 16-year-old noah graham was camping with a church group last weekend when the wolf came up behind him and clamped its jaws onto his head. noah broke free but needed 17 staples to close the wound in his head and is undergoing rabies shots. the wolf was captured and destroyed. a stunning upset at the u.s.
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open. the unseeded 17-year-old overcame an early deficit and defeated 2011 open champ samantha stosur of australia. duval was born in florida, raised in haiti where she was once held hostage. she said she has a lot to be thankful for. that's right. back to matt and savannah, a budding star at the open already. >> a roar from the lady already. you're going to the open, right? >> yeah. >> enjoy it. >> the thrill of the victory. >> down to washington now and al. >> guys, thank you so test. martin luther king jr., martin luther king iii. you were 5 years old had your dad gave the speech is. 50 years later, what do you
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think about how he would feel about where we are today. >> he would be proud of the fact that in 2008 the country elected its first afr test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test test. staggering unem rates of unemployment between 18 and 30 in the african-american community and that violence is as epidemic levels in our communities. he would be very concerned about although maybe his children are judged by the content of their character that many young people it seems are judged by colors and later by the content of their character, a as we saw in the example of i think trayvon martin, who was certainly profiled. >> you've been watching, you were part of our story earlier.
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when you look back at that and the hindsight of 50 years, what are your thoughts about why this speech really changed the history of this country? >> i think what dad was able to do was do was weave into the american experience and the words of the founding fathers and use them to say that this relates not just to any one group, it relates to all of us. and while we as people of color are being oppressed, the founding fathers didn't say we're going to segregate or divide, it said that all men, for example, are created equal. that certainly means african-americans. so i think he was able to use the language to inspire, to lift up, and to throw out hope for our nation and really it has reverberated throughout the world. >> we'll be commemorating that today on the steps of the lincoln memorial. thank you so
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obviously emotions running high today. certainly this afternoon when >> this afternoon bells will be tolling all over washington, d.c. to commemorate let freedom ring, words by dr. martin luther king, jr. back to you. >> all right, al. thank you so much. still to come this morning on trending, we're going to tell you about a state that's about to embarrass people who try to get out of paying tolls. >> then, should you get genetic
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totalling more than $1,000 bucks are going to be called out online. this is not the first state to do this, tactics have been used in tech, new york, new jersey. does it work? i would think it probably does. i really do. >> shaming punishment. meantime trending on the "washington post," taking on the rumors cory booker, a rising star in the democratic party, mayor of new jersey, now running for senate but followed for years by rumors he is gay. now he's addressing those rumors head on in a new profile in the post. he doesn't say what his sexual orientation is but told the paper, quote, some part of me thinks it's wonderful. i want to challenge people on homophobia. the mayor added, what does it matter if i am. so be it. people are talking about it. he's coming out and talking about it in the post. >> do you think he's going to encourage more questions. >> it brings up what's appropriate to ask people these
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days. 2013, is that an appropriate question to ask. >> he got asked. >> trending from "usa today," can you use that in a sentence, oxford dictionary out with uped words. among the definitions, selfie, digital detox, online currency bitcoin, fomo, fear of missing out and srsly, better known to us texters, seriously. thanks to miley cyrus, a new word that is so infamous at this point, twerking, which is defined as a dance to popular music involving hip movements and a low squatting substantial. matt, just for you, there are a number of websites that give twerking instruction always. >> he needs instruction. >> i'm just proud of our control
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room that we ran the definition and not the video of her twerking. >> that's because tamron was going to use it in a sentence. >> twerk on over to today.com. >> no, don't. by the way, trending on twitter, the magna carta of receipts. anybody been to a cvs pharmacy lately? you go in, by a little item. lets say you go in and buy a greeting card. this is the length receipt that you get. people on twitter have been posting imanxious of the-- imag their asurdly long receipts. one man wrote his favorite part is the sports section. >> this is crazy. this is the long receipt. >> i got my chapstick and i got no coupon. >> i understand the need for coupons but we're supposed to try to move to a paperless
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society. >> i love cvs's response. >> yes, our receipts are a bit long, guess our love of savings got in the way. that was it. >> we're going to shorten our receipt. >> they should do that. that's what's trending today. meanwhile coming up in the 8:00 block, are michael douglas and catherine zeta-jones taking a break from their marriage? we'll have details on that. first on the cover story, controversial choice. should you get genetic testing if you're healthy. dr. nancy snyderman here with that story. >> it is controversial. i think more knowledge is power. not everyone agrees with that but i asked my family to be brave and sit down with me and look into our family tree. they took a leap of faith. yes, we looked at our again eck. [ applause ] >> my father, dr. stanford snyderman recently turned 90, cause for a celebration and
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family experiment of sorts. to what do you attribute your longevity and health. >> gene pool. >> gene pool. >> to see if he might be onto something, we turn to a company that is bringing a snapshot of the human geno directly to consumers. >> prevalence for breast cancer. >> how about you? >> how much like you i am. >> ann is ceo of 23 and me. for $99, 23 and me analyzes your 23 pairs of chromosomes checking them for some of the most common traits and illnesses. >> you order a kit. we send you a little box that has a tube. you spit in the tube, seal it up, put it back in the mail. two to three weeks later we send you an e-mail that says welcome to you. it's your genome. >> so we all spit. >> with my parents, siblings and children, we started with one of the most serious topics.
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my father comes from eastern european jewish descent which increases our chances for carry genetic mutations for breast and ovarian cancer. >> interestingly, nobody in this family got that green, brca1 and 2 negative. doesn't mean there won't be breast cancer in the family. we didn't get it. anyone with serious medical problems or willing to pay $4,000, the entire genome can be analyzed by analyzing blood. ceo of coding. >> a single patient to identify the specific genomic underpinnings and do it in weeks. >> i took my results and sat down with my friend renowned cardiologist who believes genetics is the future of medicine. >> i'm now looking at my entire
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genome. everything we know today about my genes what can you tell me about me? >> what this gives you is a tremendous amount of information about common diseases, rare diseases and where you fit in. what are you susceptible to that you didn't know about. >> as it turns out, i have a rather boring genome. in this case a good problem to have. when it comes to sequencing healthy individuals, some doctors are warning not to jump to conclusion. >> as we role out genomic medicine, we are fighting against this society wide misconception that having the bad gene means you're going to get the disease. that's only true in a very few cases. >> but for the snyderman family, one look at our genetics gave us a glimpse of past and a format for the future. >> you are by genetics related to czar russian nicholas ii and
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a distant relative to jesse james. the biggest surprise of all for my adopted daughter kate and her cousin molly. >> i can't explain this other than your genes don't lie. kate and molly, you're related. >> i am a snyderman. >> i wasn't expect thanksgiving. >> their roots go back five generations to ireland. >> whether you like it or not, the one thing we found out from this test is we're all stuck with each other. >> we are related. >> we are related. >> through thick and thin. >> i think this report shows we chose our parents well. >> thank you. >> so was it fun? of course, to find out my adopted daughter and biological niece are related, yes. but there's serious stuff, too. my 23 and me results revealed for a very common chemotherapy agent, it wouldn't work on me to treat my cancer. my hair would fall out and i would get sick by my cancer wouldn't budge.
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is it ready for prime time for everybody yet? i would have to say no. but it is absolutely the future. i think i can say with great assuredness if either one of you became ill before any real treatment, i would want to know. >> fascinating the information you can get from that. >> it was amazing. i'm glad my family played ball. >> nancy, thank you. meantime there's word this morning that one of hollywood's power couples is taking a break from their marriage. mara schiavocampo has details on that. good morning. >> michael douglas and catherine zeta-jones have been married 13 years and have two children together. now "people" magazine reports the couple is spending some time apart. >> all that star power. michael douglas and catherine zeta-jones seemed perfectly cast as an a list power couple. but now people magazine reports the couple is taking a break. >> they have been taking vacations solo.
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he was on vacation in canada with the kids just last month. katherine wasn't there. we haven't seen them together in months. >> hard to believe from a couple that captured the world's attention, the older leading man and rising starlet. their work on the big screen that won each of them an oscar. according to "people," the last few years have been tough on the marriage. in 2010, douglas's son from an earlier marriage was sent to prison for dealing drugs. months later douglas was diagnosed with stage four throat cancer. the star underwent intense treatment and a year later he was cancer-free. douglas told matt how the health care gave him a new perspective. >> all of a sudden the affection from my family, from my friends, and from my fans hit me at a much deeper level than i would ever have imagined before. >> but it was a strain on his
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wife, zeta jones, who sought treatment for bipolar disorder. she opened up today. >> you get hit by that, sideswiped by that, all those underlying issues you know you have come out. they came out rather publicly. >> now a new painful chapter may play out publicly as well. >> it's unclear what's bog to happen with their relationship. right now the lawyers have not been called, from what we know. they haven't sought legal separation or divorce. they are just taking time away from each other. >> now, according to "people," the couple hasn't been photographed since april. we reached out to both of them for comment but haven't heard back. >> good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> answer the question. can a temporary separation ultimately be constructive for a marriage. >> divorce is a nuclear option, separation can do three positive things. first of all, it's time out from the horrible tension. it interrupts the cycle, gives
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me a chance to step back and reflect and after a while, month or two, i start liking you a little bit again, remembering the friendship. third of all, since i'm not looking at you, and you're not irritating me so much, i have a chance to look in the mirror and see what maybe i had to do with these problems. that can be constructive. >> quick tips if you're thinking about doing this, first of all, has to be a mutual decision. >> a decision, not storming out in anger, where are we going to go, who is going to go, what about the kids. >> needless to say not a time to date others. >> not only needless to say you're not going over there girlfriend, we're working on it and staying married. number three, we're communicating, talking to each other. maybe we're dating, a physical relationship, but we're in contact. number four, confidentiality, people know we're separated but everybody doesn't have to know why because they are going to remember when you and i are together. >> don't dish to friends. friends always remember long after you've forgotten. >> so does your mother.
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>> good advice. thank you. coming up, where to find discounts on back to school fashion. that and more as we continue on good morning to you, 8:26 right now, i'm laura garcia-cannon. hundreds of customers at a south bay safe way getting some money back this morning. supermarket xhan reimbursing 700 rewards members who were overcharged at a safe way gas station on hamilton avenue in campbell. the customer first reported the problem two years ago when she noticed she didn't receive the discounted gas price when she used her reward card. along with paying back the customerser the chain paid a civil penalty of more than $46,000. let's check the drive right now and that morning commute with mike. >> good morning. peninsula had a tough drive all morning, north 101, both directions at university, just north of there bogging down. the southbound side, we expect right around university, about
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this time, we get the burst, the northbound side, show you on the map, farther past the scene with the camera, we have a crash reported a lot of activity, folks following different versions of the crash on the northbound side. also slow off the dumbarton bridge. there may be more traffic there today as folks try a different route because of the next two days of closure for the bay bridge. over here, northbound 101 to 87, 280 bogging down as well as 880 through san jose and slower drive for 880 into fremont. laura, back to you. >> thank you so much, mike. thank you for joining us. another update in half an hour.
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i have a dream that one day hunger will not exist. peace will rule the earth. and everyone will just get along. >> well, that sounds pretty good. back at 8:30. that was one direction, harry styles. that was his dream. we are commemorating to a martin luther king iconic "i have a dream" speech and what people's
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views should be about what we're trying to accomplish today. good morning. al roker will speak to three people who were there for dr. king's address. >> from t-shirts to sneakers and everything in between, we'll have great back to school suggestions and deals for you and your children. >> then an unusual sight to say the least. rising from the lakes of britain, a 12-foot tall statue that bears a striking resemblance, take a look. that looks like oscar winner colin firth. we'll explain why in the world that even exists. >> yeah. i think you might have to speak out. >> women swoon. >> and don't forget, we have some great concerts coming up actually. grammy winner chris brown will be here on friday on our plaza. we also have a special labor day concert from flo rida. florida georgia line and nelly.
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and then country superstar keith urban. he'll fly a fan and a guest to see him perform in baltimore and here on the plaza. enter today and check out the details. remember, michael buble was scheduled to be here a couple of weeks ago and he had to postpone because he thought his wife was going into labor. well, apparently, he wasn't faking because the canadian crooner and his wife welcomed their first child, noah, on tuesday. buble says he's overjoyed and filled with gratitude. our best to both of them. >> a headful of hair. >> he sings all the lullabies you want to hear. >> let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> thanks so much, guys. well, the showers have let up here right now. that's good news, but they're probably going to start in again in earnest around 1:00 or 2:00 this afternoon. lasts on through the ceremony. we'll have to keep an eye on that.
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let's show you what we've got around the rest of the country. showers throughout the mid-atlantic states into the northeast. we are looking at wet weather down in the gulf. moisture making its way into the southwest. and a lot of heat making its way through the upper midwest. excessive heat advisories in minnesota today. for tomorrow, that rain moves out of the northeast. risk of strong storms in the upper midwest. looking at some monsoonal moisture working into the southwest and look for hit or miss showers along the gulf coast with again more record setting heat. pl good wednesday morning to you, i'm meteorologist christina loren, san jose, where the sky is clearing nicely, big patches of fog in the north bay, reducing visibility, down to quarter-mile visibility. now one-mile visibility u santa rosa, the sun will come up, warming you up to 82 in san raffaele, 80 in oakland today,
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80 in san jose, getting on the warm side places like livermore and fairfield, 91 for fairfield today. head into the holiday weekend, temperatures will drop off. savannah? >> all right, al, thanks. now to the unusual statue honoring a famous literary character. it's making its way around britain. with the story, nbc's keira simmons is here. good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning, everyone. people are flocking here to line park not just because it is historic, but for another reason. let me give you some clues from the gift shop. do you recognize this guy? and how about this mug? i love mr. darcy. it is of course because colin firth was here, filming once. and you're not going to believe what you see next. ♪ he's the smoldering, brooding hero in one of the most romantic scenes of all time.
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colin firth as mr. darcy in "pride and prejudice." we don't have colin firth today, so it's me. sorry. but what's that over there? in the lake by an old english country home is prepare yourself, a giant statue of colin firth as mr. darcy. the arrogant aristocrat whose world turns up side down when he falls in love. the statue is touring britain. it's even been in the sea, a promotion for a new tv channel. >> it shows you the appeal of colin firth as mr. darcy coming out of the water. that's the thing that makes the ladies swoon. >> but now, it's at the very grounds where colin firth's famous mr. darcy was filmed. line park was pem berly in the "pride and prejudice."
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the grounds have a rich history. given to in 1346, thanks for serving the black prince in battle. but for many this is a pilgrimage to mr. darcy's home. you can walk where colin firth walked. breathe the air he breathed. this is where he pursues elizabeth and begs her to stay. >> ms. bennett, you are not leaving. >> we are, sir. >> reporter: this is when he gazes longingly after her. then there's the famous scene. colin firth dives into the water. that was filmed right here. what, you thought i was going to swim? let's be honest. it's not the truest likeness you have ever seen. but at 12-foot high and made of fiberglass this is as close to
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colin firth as most of us are ever going to get. and it turns out this is unique for another reason, savannah. the original drama, colin firth never actually walks out of the water like this. you just see him in a wet shirt. >> well, he does in my dreams, but anyway, you looked very smooth out on the lake. but i actually heard you had a little trouble out on the boat during your shoot. we have some video of that we can play. want to share? >> reporter: you have that video, right? okay, yeah. you see the truth is the cameraman brian and i go on the water. we realize we were so heavy the boat wouldn't float and we had to be pushed. we came close to sinking at some moments and then we had to be pulled back to the bank. at one point, brian said i thought you english guys were supposed to be good in boats.
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>> that would be brian frankie, one of the great video ygrapher. i wish you could have seen these two reacting and swooning. >> mr. darcy. >> oh, darling. >> i guess you're a close enough substitute. only if you get in the water. >> go for it. you're right there. >> go. >> reporter: i'm not going to do that. >> all right. thank you very much. up next the surprising differences between the sexes when it comes to caring for our aging parents. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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steve is aentleman taking care of his elderly parents. good morning to both of you. >> hi. >> headlines and one jumped out at me. >> 81% of us do believe that we owe our parents. people want to be involved. they want to take care of their parents. we are not abandoning our aging parents. >> the other side of the coin is 26% of us say we don't know what is involved and what it's going to take and how to plan for this. >> that's right. for the survey we finded to find out where the boundaries of elder care are. what do we expect to do, what do we think we're not going to do? we did find a lot of people are not talking specifically about these issue. there's no prenup and people g into it blind. >> steve i'll bring you in in a second but this struck me also, young men between the ages of 18 and 29 were twice as likely to be concerned about having to provide emotional and physical support for their parents than women of the same age.
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can you explain that gender difference? >> we have the gender difference that men are steps up to the plate and starting to be more involved in elder care in a way that's inspiring. but also a generational thing going on where young men want to stay involved with their children and this suggests the want to stay involved with with their aging parents as well. >> and steve, that bring you in. you have three kids, 5, 8, 10. >> that's right. >> you are caring for them but also caring for your elderly parents. >> that's correct. >> but they're in an assisted living facility. >> yes. >> how far in aance did you prepare for this reality. >> it started about 10 years ago. we started talking about it. we didn't take action on it until about a year ago and then finally, thi past april, we did move them from michigan to near boston, near me. >> can i -- you have a sister. >> i do. >> you are emotionally as close to your parents.
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>> yes. >> but you have taken on this responsibility and without putting pressure on her, i'm wondering why. >> right. it came down to my kids. my kids are younger. my sister's kids are a little bi older. so when we had to make that decision and whether they go to north carolina or they come to massachusetts, we said, you know what, let's allow them to have time with the grand kids. and it has worked out that way. they are able to spend mor time. >> that's a pro. have there been any cons? have there been any pressures that it's placed on your relationship, for ple? >> well, the one ironic thing is when i first thought about it i thought well, it will be great beuse they'll be able to spend time with my grandparents, but at the same time, i have had to take a lot of time caring for my parents so it has taken time away from me with my kids. >> when elderly parents don't live in an assisted living
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facility but come live in the home with the children and grand children, what's the impact there? >> this can be very stressful and, in fact, mt elderly parents don't want to live with their adult children and their adult children don't want them there. assisted living is ideal for many people. when it works it can be marvelous. being able to be there for your parents at the end of their lives is such an honor. >> i think the second most important take away, other than the fact we all feel as if this is the right thing to do, you have to start having these discussions early. >> absolutely. you need to start talking specifically about what you expect to do and what your parents want from you. >> that's a reality a lot of us are facing. thank you so much. i appreciate it. >> thank you very much. >> when we come back, we'll have back to school bar gains for your kids. where to find new looks and much more. but first, this is today on nbc.
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we are back now with more of our special series, back to school today, bargain bonanza. it's all about fashion. jen has the secret for the freshest looks at the lowest prices. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> people have to move on the deals, right? >> a lot of them start today. some go through the weekend but many do not. get on them quickly because back to school is here. time to dress well. >> let's do basics top of the list has to be jeans. >> old navy, $12. essential, timeless, everyone needs to have it. and really great patterns. these deals are valid online. go and stock up, $12. >> hoodies are a great staple. especially going to fall it's getting colder. we feel the chill in the air. tell us what you found. >> these are from carters. love the hoodies they have
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this season. you can go sporty, something like this or there's sweet ones. >> the polka dots are cute. >> i love the pol dots. they're a big trend. 50% off. some start around $10. great layering piece. >> word on the street is the trend is the graphic t. tell us about that. >> it's really big. k-mart has hundreds of styles. all of this is $4 a top. this is a great deal. put one under your hoodie. love this. >> $4 a t-shirt. >> yes. >> you can really stock up. next we have the cool outfits because this is where you splurge. every kid has to have their one cool outfit. >> i wish i had this outfit when i was in this size. this is from fab kids.com. the outfits are already professional styled. they're offering 50% off your first outfit purchase. typically it's 39.95.
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half price for three mix and match pieces. the outfit comes as it is. >> some people get to choose what to wear. other kids have uniforms. this can get expensive, especially if you want to stock up on the basics. >> they can get expensive. you don't want to spend a lot on them. yore wearing them to school and that's it's. children's pce has 50% off their uniform essentials. the collared shirts, the tie, the shoes, you can get great deals and on the weekend have fun in your nancy cool outfit. >> shoes and kids go through shoes so fast because they're growing so fast. ll us about this. >> they always want the hottest shoes. keds has 100 styles for 40% off. i love the neon florals and cam moes and all the biggest trends. and for boys, a shoe site has all the junio and athletics on sell. a big trend is black activitice.
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all the brands they want are 29.99. >> great deal. are socks included. >> no. >> unfortunately. this is a status symbol for ki. at least in my day. the lunchbox and backpack. >> the lunchbox and backpack. this is a brand peopl love. it keeps your food hot or cold for longer than most lunchboxes and they're easy to wash. amazon.com has them for 30% off right now. great deal. i even like t little sandwich back there. you know, not having the smooed sandwich. they start at 10.99. >> is the lunchb, the one we remember, is it out now? because these are more like lunch bags. >> it's anything goes your preference. i love a good lunchbox. theye adorable but this i easier for a kid to throw in their backpack. everything is innovative. >> does it keep it cool as well? >> it will keep things cool and
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you're sort of stuck. it is what it is. once it's empty throw it in your backpack. >> last but not leas backcks. monograms are the way to go this season. pottery barn kids has an awesome selection. 20% off and free shipping on their website right now and i just love the fact that you can get a camo, you can get a polka dot. used to be it was plain and simple. now go nuts. >> when i was 10 i would have flipped out for that backpack with the name ont and polka dots. i love it. >> tomorrow how to save on back to school tech gear. that will be a good one. we're back in a ment. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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that is a live picture from atlanta, georgia as the nation pauses to mark the 50th anniversary of martin luther king, jr.'s "i have a dream" speech. we asked some guests to share their dreams with us. >> i have a dream, o day, this nation will rise. and remembered by the content of their character. i have a dream today. >> i have a dream that we continue his vision of equality.
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not just for african americans but all races. >> i hav a dream that no matter where you are in the world a person will be able to share their faith freely without fear of persecution. >> that i will live long enough to see a female as president of the united states of america. >> one day my kids will wake up in a world that is free of guns and violence in schools. >> you can attend higher education without being saddled with debt for the rest of your life. >> a cure for all forms of cancer. >> access to healthyood won't be determined by someone's income. >> that everyone gets home safely to their families. >> we will all be equal not only in the sense of black and wte but that you can love whoever you want. >> that all people that want a job are able to get one. >> for kids to be raised to understand the meaning of kindness in order to put an end to bullying. >> i he a dream. >> i have a dream. >> i have a dream. >> i have a dream.
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>> what a way to honor dr. king by continuing to dream. let's get to al roker down in washington. al, you are standing on hallowed ground. >> it really is, savannah. i was 9 years old when dr. king wa behind me here. he was speaking at the lincoln memorial and i remember watching on television and my mom and dad were crying. it was -- you know, 9 years old you may not realize exactly why it's as powerful as it is and as you grow older, you realize the eloquence, the simplicity and yet the power of a speech like this. but the fact that in 1963, 250,000 -- a quarter of a million americans, black, white, hispanic, asian, all came together. members of different religions, of different faiths, all came together to say we are going to change this country.
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and, in fact, that day, the course of this country was changed. >> absolutely. and to hear children today talk about their dream 50 years later, it speaks to the love and the beauty that exists within all of us al. it's been great to see you there and it will be an incredible day. >> coverage on nb news all day long. nbc news.com and the speech itself 4:00 p.m. eastern on msnbc. tamron will host. we'll get a check of your it is 8:56, i'm marla tellez. the hobie's restaurant in los gatos will be dishing up its last coffee cake today. manager there is saying business has been sluggish so they are close. hobie's will try to place los gatos employees at its seven other location. take a look at that forecast with meteorologist christina loren. where in the world is san francisco? >> of course, good morning to you, marla.
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it's the fog that is going to keep your temperatures nice and comfortable around the inner bay and at the coast today. temperatures work like this 88, inland, 80, bay side, 70 at the coast, stay nice and level the next couple of day sunday into labeled, we get a brief cooldown, tuesday up to 86 degrees, i hope you have a fantastic wednesday.
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from nbc news, this is today's take with al roker, natalie morales and willie geist. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to today on this wednesday rning, august 28th, 2013. that is a look at washington d.c., the reflecting pool in front of the lincoln memorial where 50 years ago today, a quter of a million people marched on that city demanding their civil rights, the day culminated in the "i have a dream" speech made by martin luther king, jr. al is in washington and we'll check with him in a minut i'm willie geist with brooke shields all week for natalie. are you good? >> i'm good, tnk you. >> this is a good day, an emotional day. >> emotional day.
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>> we should start by listening to a little of the speech by martin luther king. >> when freedom rings, when we let it ring from every state and every city. we will be able to speed up that day when all of god's children, black men and white men, jews and gentiles, protestants and catholics will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old negro spiritual, free at last, free at last. thank god almigh, we are free at last. >> august 28th, 1963. that's a 34-year-old martin luther king, jr. when you trace the history to what's going to happen today, president barrack obama will stand on that same step and deliver a speech. he was two years old. his mother or grandparents were probably watching the speech somewhere. could they have ever imagined the possibility in the time of police dogs and segregation and
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colored water fountains that their son, their grandson would be there president of the united states. >> when he made his speech, he talked about having hope and replacing fear with hope which was very reminiscent of what martin luther king was saying. when i rewatched it of course, you just think about and words like security of justice. things that we, many of us still take for granted. >> one of the great elements of the story, you can read about it online is how the speech came to be. it was a scripted speech. he is reading off his notes. you watch it online and you'll see it. the greats gospel singer shout up, martin tell them about the dream. >> that was improved so then he goes off the speech. the i have a dream par of that speech is a rif.
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>> total rif. >> there was a young boy just volunteering that day that came up to him at the end and said dr. king may i please have that speech and he folded it up and gave it to him and he said it is not to be sold. he has been offered $3.5 million for it. >> good for him. it's a huge day. we wan to hear from you about this. tweet us with the #dreamday. we want to hear what your dreams and what you're feeling today. 'll show those on the screen throughout the show. meanwhile, celebrity news here at home. some sad news if you know these two people. people magazine reporting that michael douglas and catherine zeta-jones split after nearly 13 years of marriage. the power couple have decided to separate. one of them saying michael and catherine love each other very much but they're taking a break. no legal people involved whatsoever. they have a couple of kids.
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michael douglas of course had cancer that he has been dealing with. catheri catherine zeta jones. it's difficult, i don't have to tell you, it's difficult to have two famous people in a relationship in the public eye. >> it's difficult for anybody going through divorce. if you are that scrutinized it can be augmente i think it's hard in small towns in schools. people love to gossip. i think they have both been through a lot. sptting is different than separating. sepating, you don't know. it's just so -- it's so sad that they -- it's sad. it's always sad. i find it very sad. >> does it put added pressure, though, having two people that are well-known? we always see- i thinkf matt damon, the relationship where one person is not in the business and you're allowed to keep some normalcy in your life but two famous people everybody nts to know about your life all the time. >> you're a bit more
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scrutinized. in my -- in our case, when i was divorced and we had a very public marriage, public divorce, we had only been married a few years. we didn'tave any children a we were very young. so i think the possibility -- we came together for a very specific reason and it helped us both and it was time to mov on. people got over it pretty quickly. >> you had a pretty ambicable split. >> very. >> they have gone through a lot. my husband les on the west coast so it's like a commute to separate bathrooms and farther apart. maybe that's why we're married so long. maybe a little separation is okay. >> 3,000 miles apart seems to be the answer. >> i wish them the best. >> we do. >> peace in their heart. >> we wish the both of them the very best. >> a story that caught our eye in the wall street journal this morning talking aboutork place
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friendliness. the lengths to which companies are going to enforce it. 96% of workers say they experienced uncil or rude behavior in the ofce. i don't think any surprise there. >> no surprise. >> study was done by georgetown university. they're urging their staffers to play nice. they're reqred to make eye contact with anyone within 10 feet and greet anyone within 5 feet. basilly companies want you to be nice to each other. >> they want you to play we're back in school and you're going into a time-out. i thinkt's a little silly. i think why don't we just be human and kind to each other. i do think it is a good thing. i know that one of the airlines has hired a staff to remind and send notes out to people in their -- >> dedicated just for that. >> you want to be acknowledged and recogned. it's positive. weeed to grow up.
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>> friendliness should come from within, not from the human resources department. al is down inashington d.c. on this historic day, hey, al. >> today's weather is brought to you by quaker. nothing gets you going quite like the power of quaker. quaker up. >> it has been raining off and this morning. we expect a bit of a break. temperatures getting up into the low 80s. which is just about what it was back 50 years ago today as dr. martin luther king, jr. addressed a quarter million americans with that7 minute iconic speechhat changed our country. let's show you what we have going on today on this day. we are looking at some showers and thunderstorms now rumbling through westn pennsylvania and maryland. that may cause some problems as we move on into the afternoon here. we have also got wet weather making it's way into the pacific northwest. showers coming out of mexico and moisture fromropical storm
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fernand may cause problems -- will cause problems actually as we move into the beginning of the end of this week with torrential downpours. plenty of sunshine into >> that's your latest weather, willie. >> thank you. we'll see you in a second.
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the everyday collectio by target. it is a defining moment in american history. dr. martin luther king, jr.'s "i have a dream" speech made 50 years ago today. al is in washington this morning. hey, al. >> hey, willie, brooke. you can hear choppers overhead. a lot of security as you might imagine on a mday like this. but a quarter of a million americans descended on the mall between the lincoln memial and the washington monument. it was the largest demonstration this country has ever seen. an enormous crowd that all fell silent as dr. martin luther king, jr. began to speak. >> i am happy to join with you
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today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom i the history of our nation. >> reporter: and it did. the march became the high point of the struggle for civil rights in the united states. ople from every corner of the country united to share message of civil liberty, and civil rights and equal opportunity for all. martin luther king, jr. laid out his vision of equality for the entire country. >> but i have a dream. my poor little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged byhe color of their skin but by the content of theircharacter. i have a dream today. >> reporter: demachionstrators divorce and peaceful. black and white, rich and poor,
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young and old. among the 250,000 people in attendance that day, gordon, a u.s. park service ranger working on the stage next to martin luther king, jr. rosemary mcgill, a teenage civil rights protestor. and edith payne there with her mother on her 12th birthday. joining me is edith, a community activist and her two granddaughters, thank you. so nice to see you laes. thank you for joining us. that banner there says it all ms. payne. you were 12 years old. it was your birthday on that day. >> that's right. it was mybirthday. i came with my mother who wanted to join dr. king as he had asked her in june in detroit to stand with those to make a difference in what was happening in the south. >> so you drove from detroit with your mom, came down here. what was this like? 50 years ago, when this mall was
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filled with, you were one of a quarter of a million americans. >> actually we took the greyhound bus. it was a wonderful experience. it was a very, very hot humid day but it was so incredible to see so many people fro all walks of life all standing together in unity after havg heard so many disturbances. buthere was no fr that there would be anything happening because everyone shared the same goal. >> well, it's 50 years later. it's your birthday again and now you came from detroit, drove from detroit, with your granddaughte granddaughters, why. >> i drove because i wanted my granddaughters to have the experience that i had 50 years ago. so they'll have the same kind of hope that i have for what we're facing in today's associate. >> what are your thoughts about this? you have seen the videos. you have talked to your grandmother. what are you looking forward to today? >> i'm looking forward to seeing obama. >> president obama. >> yes and my grandma has taught
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me a lot about everything. like people in the south couldn't do what she did. like go to school with white people, drink out of the same water fountain, have friends. >> so you appreciate what people like your grandmother did to help move civil rights forward and destiny, you're a little older. you have to be pretty proud of your grandmother. >> yes, a lot. i'm very proud of her. she is a role model to me. >> and what are you looking forward to doing today and hearing today? >> i am going to cherish this day a lot. my mother is not wit me ashe was 50 years ago. she passed away, but she and s many others stood together and they made a difference for us to even be where we are right now and with my granddaughters and others, they can carry us forward. >> did you think you'd ever be standing here and listening to a black preredent speaking and
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addressing a crowd where martin luther king stood? >> no. i never thought that would happen. i'm so proud that it did happen in my lifetime. so this is an incredible experience and wonderful honor and it's a great way to celebrate and commemorate dr. martin luther king and all of those that stood for us. >> thank you so much. we appreciate you. willie, brooke, back to you guys. >> thank you. great interview there. here in the studio, a retired new york ste trooper and rosemary mcgill, a multicultural specialist at eastern florida state college. good morning to you both. >> good morning. >> i want to say what a cool thrill it is for us to have you here in our studio on this incredible day. i'm looking at that old picture of you 50 years ago. how does a 25-year-old park ranger get that spot on the stage next to dr. martin luther king? >> i believe it was the luck of the draw, basically. i never could find out why i was positioned there. but i was there and i was
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supposed to get a relief and i never got a relief. i was there for the entire day. >> the whole day. >> yes. >> what did you see as you looked out at the crowd? >> amazing. we suspected that there was going to be problems. we expected we would have 10 to 20,000 people coming to the memorial. and when that sea of people showed up, it was unbelievable. it was a thrill and a lot of mixed feelings that hopefully things would go well. the singers and entertainers beforehand seemed to have a calming effect until dr. king came up with his speech. beautiful speech. >> can i call you guny? >> sure. >> what was the biggest change that you experienced from after that day? how you lived your life? how did you change after that? >> well, i continued in aareer of law enforcement and it was a
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ry important position in our country at that time with the demonstrations and civil rights movements and things. i think it made me a better policeman, a more fair policeman and i tried to practice that always. >> thank you. rosemary, i just have to ask you, you were so young, you were 19 at the time, you were an activist, and you said that when you got there, you were so, so surprised at what you saw. can you explain that? >> yes, two weeks prior to the march i h been in st. augustine supporting dr. robert haley and it was there that i met the klan and i had a bitter taste in my mind regarding my white counte part so when i got to washington i was inwe and taken aback by the multicultural
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and the multiracial make up of the group that day. it kind of changed my attitude, based on what i saw. it was like a mecca. i had never seen that many racial groups come together. as a matter of fact, i was not that familiar with those outside my o racial group. and of course, as i stated, coming from the deep south, we didn't see you in the same light that i saw that day around the mall. >> rosemary, as a 19-year-old foot soldier in the civil rights movement who has seent all, i wonder how you feel today 50 years later seeing president obama stand on the steps, the first african american president making tt speech. >> if it was in the prodence of god to l martin, or dr. king look back, i would like to whisper in his ear and say the march worked. his dream has been fulfilled. we still have my a battle to fight. the war is not over. but wh we were fighting for at
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24 hours. zero heartburn. good morning to you turks 19:26. i'm marla tellez. more than 4,000 firefighters are in tuolumne county this morning, still battling this rim fire. right now the fire has burned more than 187,000 acres and it is still growing. the good news, firefighters have been able to get a little bit more containment on the flames. now it's 23% containment. the bay bridge shuts down tonight to start a five-day closure. crews will be connecting the new eastern span to the toll plaza and the tunnel. the new span is scheduled to officially open by tuesday morning's commute. we have complete information on the closure on our website, nbcbayarea.com. fresh off passing a ban on
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styrofoam, a san jose councilman is talking about another ban. councilman will propose a ban on sugary drinks and whole milk. he needs get proposal approved by the committee. yesterday the committee voted to ban styrofoam takeout containers at restaurants. take a look at your forecast and the roads after the break.
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welcome back wednesday morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. show you how much fog is still lingering over the city by the bay. take it right to your satellite imagery. you can see most of the san francisco bay is still socked in with those low clouds, but nice and clear conditions from san ramon south of san jose and that will continue tonight trend as we head throughout the day, see the low clouds clear out of the city by noon. 69 as a result, 79 for fremont, 82 in san jose. the good news is we're gonna stay nice and left next three days and temperatures start to drop off getting into the
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weekend. check your drive with mike. still a tough one over here to oakland, 880 northbound, the live look past the coliseum, show you the traffic flow as it jams up past the coliseum and high street,ed high rise there the map will also show you a similar situation traveling north up into downtown, we still have spots where speeds come down below 20-mile-an-hour mark. 580 moving much, much smoothly over the past hour. south 880 slow through fremont, dumbarton bridge heavier this morning as well, northbound routes improving through san jose tomorrow. >> thanks, mike, back at 9:56 with the next local news update. see you then. ? yeah, she did. were cheerios the same back then? cheerios has pretty much been the same forever. so...when we have cheerios, it's kind of like we are having breakfast with nana... yeah...
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♪ yeah. you're so smart. >> welcome back on wednesday, august 28th, 2013. i'm willie geist with boke shields. we were talking about the joys of parenthd on many lels. >> squois, yes. >> do awkward pictures of broe shields even exist. did you have an awkward phase? >> i did. i was 25 pounds heavier in college. but a lot of them people didn't see. they're there. my high school yearbook picture -- you guys should have pulled that up. >> we're going to see some of those. the awkward years project. this is a creation of a salt lake city graphic designer who was a self-dcribed queen of the nerds when she was in school
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anshe is trying to help people get through the awkward years. it encourages people to dig up early photos and show kids going through that phase that things do get better. >> we have awkward photos here from our blog. that guy is doing a lot better than he was. >> no question aboutit. >> we did find one from the tv show the middle of you brooke. >> that's not fair. that's a costum so i say. yeah, no, but this is so great. >> i do too. >> i have two daughters and we all go through it. we get acne and to know that it's not always going to be this bad. i want to see a picture of willie. >> now, this again -- you spent time in france. i had just come back from a semester in france. >> wasour face like that the whole time. >> yeah
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>>. [ speaking foreign language ] >> that isn't helping. >> that was me with a beret i got at t.j.maxx. now a man that never had a awkward day in his life. >> that's why you won't find any pictures of me. anyway, as we get ready for a moe -- momentous day here. pacific northwest we'll see showers. hit or miss thunderstorms through the southwest. sizzling into the gulf coast area. tomorrow, we look for more hot weather from the gulf coast into the southeast. mid-atlantic states looking sunny and warm. risk of strong stormsn the northern plains. more rain in the pacific northwest and moisture from the
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reminisces of tropical storm fernand s 9:33 on a wednesday morning, a nice clear sky over sunol. meanwhile, we still have some visibility issues up in the north bay, but these numbers are creeping up. you can now see about a mile and a half in napa and three names santa rosa. high pressure takes control. that means highs are going to be warm, especially out in the extreme east bay. 89 in livermore, 87, concord. 7-day forecast tells you the story, stay nice and level all the way through friday, a cooler weekend headed our way. chris matthews is here. doing a puppet show down here. there's chris matthews ladies and gentlemen. >> there he is. >> there you are. >> oh, you never know who you're ing to see on the mall on a
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day like today guys. >> announcer: today's common cents is brought to you by bank of america. al, anks. if your in the market for a new car or new place to live, you may want to hold off on buying and rent instead. >> jean is here with whaha you might want to consider. let's start with a big one, which is homes. buy or rent? >> huge now because mortgage rates are still low. renting would not make sense but it does make sense if you will be there fewer than 5 years. what we have seen in the past decade or so is real estate prices don't always go straight up and you may need that time to compensate for the closing cost. >> what about the argument that over the course of the five years you're flushing money down the toilet and not building equity. >> when you're buying a house you have to not only look at the
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mortgage payment which mayook small compared to the rent but you have to look to maintenance. you have to look at insurance and taxes and the overall cost to live there as well as to move there and funnish the place. it adds up quickly and under that 5 year time horizon renting is a better financial decision. >> 5 years on -- >> 5 years on you want to buy and look at your local market area and make sure that you're not in a place where rents are extremely cheap or expensive. >> another big one i ask myself every time a sign a lease is a car. rent or buy? >> the guidelines are simple. if you like to have a new car every three years, if you don't put more than 10 to 12,000 miles on your car each year, and if you're meticulous about taking care of it, lease. everybody else should buy. >> don't have children. >> exactly. if you want to save money buy
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used. buy a lightly used car. one coming off lease is how you save the most money. >> because driving a car off the lot you lose so much value the minute you do that. >> yeah. >> depreciation. >> let's look at stuff we have over here. this is sports equipment. not talking about baseball but golf clubs, is. >> big purchases, $1,000 or more, typically, a lot of people make the mistake. they go out and think i'm going toki 12 times this winter. they buy the skis and they ski twice. make sure that if you're looking at a big purchase like this you rent for at least a month to see if you a like it and b will actually use it. >> also know the kind you want. experiment with different -- st learn hou to surf or i'm learning how to sur -- i wanted to run and buy everything. but you try different models. >> yeah. and if you're going to stick with it. >> and think about where youse it. if you're traveling to use it,
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it cos $150 just to put this stuff on a plane. you're bter going and renting while you're there. >> you could probably rent with better clubs than the one y might buy. >> furniture, any kind of furniture. >> furniture does not makeense to rent unless you're only going to be there for 12 months or less. >> you're not going to sit on the couch. >> yeah. again, those kids can be a problem. an renting to buy fture rarely makes sense at all. the interest rates can be exorbitant but what does sometimes make sense is renting clhes. i'm wearing a dress from rent the run way. >> really? >> $65 to rent, $350 to buy and in this day of instagram if you don't want to be seen in the things more than once. >> with guys, they should buy and women should rent when they can. >> oh, he owns that. >> he owns it. >> that's a nice tux. >> because if you're going -- >> i thought it was for me.
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>> if you're going in your tux more than three times over a two to three year period, buying it makes sense. >> too many weddings. >> they told you what? >> they said if i rented -- if i rented the three times it would cost more than just buyg the tuxedo. and now i want him to wear that every day. >> yeah. >> for the next two days. >> this is one of brooke's shield's demands. all the staff be black tie. >> everybody is in black tie. >> in her presence. >> that's important. everything is great. >> thanks jean. has it happened to you yet? have you had the moment when you realize you are just like your parents? how to unlock the secrets of your past to change the future, right after this. before william hughes fought in vietnam... and john hughes jumped into normandy... and john anderson hughes served in world war i.i. and before robert hughes jned the spanish-american war,
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mother, you may, in fact, replicate that. >> now we spend a lot of time trying not to be our parents and is there a flip side of it too? to try to also go back and recognize the positive communication skills or work ethic that your parent had and then repeat that? is that a part of how your -- >> yeah, absolutely. if you're a productive part of society, which hopefullye all are, you have to thank your parents in ways and it's a matter of the positive and the negative but if you recognize there's a pattern within your family around an issue that you need to know, you have the ability to stop it and recognize how that might have contributed to whatever is going on in your life now in term of the communication. >> so many people use it as a justification for behavior. they say it's in my genes. that's something important to address with our families. >> that's right. it's not an excuse but it could be an extra nation for something that's happening. we talk a lot about love life.
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whwhdo i act the way i do in relationships. your relationships might be steered by your parents before you. you want to take a look at that. if they were affectionate you might be too or vice versa. >> how do we break the cycle? >> look at the situation, think about your emotions and thoughts and be determinedhe next time to make a difference. sometimes that may require going back and talking to your parents and families abo what is not being said so you have the opportunity to create a family that h harmony and open communication. >> and forgive them too. >> absolutely. thank you so much. good stuff. >> thank you. >> just ahead, these guys could win any ballroom bet. brooke and i are going to hustle them for cash. but first, these messages. [ tires screech ] ♪ and your favorite songs always playing. [ beeping ]
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week. she is good at bar tricks. >> these guys are impressive too. they're experts from shuffleboard, pool, ping-pong. >> he is a 27 time world champion shuffleboard player. billy, good to see you, man. >> also, johnny the scorpion, 100 major titles under his belt and the competitive ping-pong player, cofounder of a string of ping-pong night clubs. we'll start with shuffleboard. now this is a smaller shuffleboard than we would see. >> yeah. >> so show us the moves. what do we need to know? >> let's see it. >> go for it. >> what's the goal here? >> knock them off. >> tt was a cross move. >> that is amazing. >> was that style points or
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strategy? >> that's just a trick shot. >> that's cool. i bet you have more of those up your sleeves. >> i do just as good with one hand as the other. >> thank you very much. we'll see you a the bar later. >> you have a shot for us. >> lay down on the table. >> if i had a dime for every time i did this. >> come back. >> come back a little bit. >> you're very tall. >> i'm very ta. is that going to hurt my chest. >> i told everybody i did this before, i have not. >> should i rest my head up here. >> with brooke shields on the table. >> absolutely. >> i needhis later. >> everybody say a prayer, here we go. >> well done and your face is intact. >> face is fine. >> thank you so much.
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>> i'm goingo teach you some really cool serve. so you're going to basically like -- grab some balls and then you're goingo start like that with the edge of the racquet. >> with the edge of the racquet? >> yes. >> let's just play. >> i want to trick. >> willie i heard you're pretty good. let me play you with my iphone. >> you'reoing to play with your iphone? >> i'm going to be a -- >> oh, this is just showing off at this point. >> i hope you have a contract with iphone. >> let's get brooke involved. >> i did the serve. >> he is humiliating us by playing with his iphone. >> oh, almost. >> all right. m impressed, man. you can play with your iphone.
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let's check in with al down in washington on a big day. >> hey, guys, i have to tell you. it's a festive atmosphere. sound checks are going on and people are starting to line along the mall and the reflecting pool. it will be a day of celebration culminating with the president's speech and bells ringing all across the country to commemorate the words of martin luther king, "let freedom ring". have a great day.
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it is 9:56 now, good morning, i'm marla tellez. investigators looking for a cause to a destructive fire in fairfield. the fire started near i-80 at the air base, parkway exit and wind carried emtwo other a
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neighborhood on marry gold drive and this is the result. two homes were destroyed, three others badly injured. at one point, as many as 200 firefighters are on scene trying to put out the flames. a controversial planned parenthood location will be up for debate in south san francisco. city council will hear an appeal from an anti-abortion group hoping to stop the new location from opening. back in may, the council approved planned parenthood's application to open a new klink on grand avenue. opponents say the new clinic will cause parking problems and draw constant protests outside. a nice day on this wednesday, get a look at the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> thank you, welcome back, marla a good-looking day shaping up, the inner bay, low 80s, upper 70s there upper 80s, low 90s east bay, gilroy, 88, 69, san francisco, mining crow climate certainly making an appearance we head throughout the next 48 hours, high pressure
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stays in control that means we will see plenty of 60s and 70s at the immediate coast, 70s and 80s around the bay, nights 80s and 90s inland spots, cooler weekend that is good news for everybody planning those labor day outdoor activities. take a look at your morning drive with mike inouye. >> san malt day grow bridge, expect to have more traffic tomorrow, alternates to the bay bridge. here, standard here. the maps as well, north 880 approaching 92, right there at the connecter itself, reports of a crash affect the flow of traffic on the connector, you see light terror, southbound side of 880 shows more traffic flow. north through downtown slow for the nimitz freeway and here for a smooth dry as well, slower at third. >> busy when that bay bridge closes. back at 10:26.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> i'm not speaking. >> well, it's just going way too fast. it's wines day wednesday, august 28th, everybody, and today you are in for a treat! we're going to take you down memory lane with some of our favorite spots over the last few months. >> i love this. what better way to kick off today's show than looking back at the best moments of today's talk. we had some good moments. >> i know. >> let's look. >> hello, everybody! that means you. >> giddy up. >> who's that dog?
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>> oh! >> it takes two to tango. >> you know who you are. ♪ >> there's no wine. it's just sad what's happened on this table. >> happy st. patrick's day, you guys. >> happy to everybody. >> of course, in honor we had green beer. >> we want to wish everybody a very happy st. paddy's day. >> very nice. want me to break into song? >> not really. ♪ i met a sweet lassie on my way to blarney ♪ ♪ she told me she came from the county of quirk ♪ >> anyways. ♪ she told me her way to heaven and back and next thing we know ♪ ♪ hey diddle come play me your
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fiddle ♪ ♪ come tell me your tales of your sweet ♪ crap, we changed the lyrics for the show. ♪ love ever lasting and all the sweet lovers who came here before ♪ ♪ hey hey they laughed and they cried ♪ ♪ pray pray they lived and they died ♪ ♪ now poor us a guinness and mind your own business and try to forget that sweet lassie from quirk ♪ >> i know what an ihoda day sounds like for you. ♪ ♪ baby you're a song you make me want to roll my windows down and cruise ♪ ♪ i'll wear your grand dad's clothes, i'll look incredible ♪ ♪ i'm indespicable from that thrift shop down the road ♪ ♪ going to find my baby ♪ going to hold her tight ♪ going to grab some afternoon delight ♪ >> this is a dirty song, though,
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hoda. >> is it? >> yeah. ♪ cold dark night ♪ seems a little sweeter in the light of day ♪ >> i love the harmony, so, so great. ♪ we know the night is always going to be here anyway ♪ ♪ thinking of you working up an appetite ♪ ♪ looking forward to a little afternoon delight ♪ >> you're right, it is nasty. ♪ i want candy ♪ i want candy boom, boom, a boom boom. ♪ good girls >> you could play it four more minutes, i don't want it any more than i want it now. ♪ blurred lines >> sorry, hoda, i'm happy you loved it. >> what happened to the rest of the song? >> okay, frisky.com took a look at what women -- >> never miss it. >> downstairs and how they groom. okay, there are certain people who do different things. for those who vag azzle, and you
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know who you are -- >> jerry, i'm sorry you have to hear this. >> vagazzling, i hear, is putting jewels and things downstairs. >> why? >> i don't know. >> how would anybody get pregnant before there were vagazzling? how did anybody find anything attractive down there until we started shaving and dyeing and vagazzling and mowing and -- how did anybody find anyone attractive? think about it, hoda, we've been on this planet about 6 billion years, i understand. >> now waxing. >> nothing going on. >> if those people like a landing strip -- >> that is just a thought. >> what? >> i have friends who like landing strips and some of you are in this room right now, it's wrong on every level. >> why is it wrong? >> just wrong. is a guy supposed to make, like, sounds? yeah, oh! come on. >> confused, what's a landing
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strip? some people -- >> they are idiots and shouldn't be having sex. >> if you have a landing strip, you're the kind of girl who never has to pay for a date, you only wear a thong and attempt things you know you're going to be successful at. if you do bald, and there are people who do, you never do anything halfway. >> no, you do it all the way. >> your dishwasher's perfect, you're ocd. this sounds like you. everything's in line. >> that's how i know this is bull. that's not me. >> if you don't do a thing down there -- >> how about you just do what's necessary? >> you probably have strong convictions. >> that's me. >> you don't own a flat iron, not true. sing joni mitchell in the shower and order your steaks bloody. >> no. that's 50%. >> what? >> that's 50%. metaphor is 50%. 2 out of 4 are -- hoda! ♪ i met a sweet lassie
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don't make me break into a different song, hoda, woman. >> i don't know what you mean by 50%. >> you mention four things that a person who does that is, and two of them were true and two of them weren't. in my mind, that's 50% accurate. >> okay. anyway, it's -- >> which are you, missy? >> i'm the landing strip. >> 747! >> you asked and i answered. >> oh, my god. >> anyway, anyway, let's go to try day friday, because why wouldn't we? >> no, i want to have a little more fun with this. >> no, we are done with that topic. >> hoda just told the whole world she has a landing strip. these things live on in infamy, hoda. >> you know what's funny, it actually didn't hit me until you just repeated it again.
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>> okay, anyway -- >> wow. you think you know somebody. >> what do you do? >> i just told you. >> what do you do? >> whatever is required. >> what's that mean? >> that means what it means. >> doesn't mean anything. >> it only matters to the person that has access. and you don't have access. i love you, but you're not my type. >> what is it before, which are you? break it down. >> i told you. >> doesn't make any sense. last one? the non -- you're the nongroomer. just say it. >> i believe whatever god created on this planet -- >> you don't groom. >> -- is beautiful, is beautiful. sometimes gardens need tending. >> we can't even use this. this chat is not usable. not usable. we want to apologize. >> doesn't mean it's not still a garden. >> so you, yesterday, challenged me to something. >> yeah.
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>> and the challenge was that if i say -- if i say the word, and i'm going to say it once just for the rule. >> okay. >> "60." >> oh! >> every time i say that -- >> sorry. >> -- we have wind up several little mini chidrinks we like t call them and i'll do one every time i accidently say that word. and you are 60. >> hoda, you just said it. >> i'd like to take a brief moment to offer my apologies. >> that's my favorite one. you know what a shot is, it's all the way down. not that i've ever done one. oh, my gosh, she did it. oh, oh, oh. >> 60's good. oh! >> okay, hoda woman. this is the first for nbc news, by the way.
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oh, my gosh. do you feel like you're back in kappa gamma? >> happy birthday, kathie lee. pay close attention, this is a gift for you. ♪ >> hit it. >> come on. ♪ glass full of wine low hanging boobs ♪ ♪ she lets it all hang out on the tube ♪ ♪ she hits the floor, kathie got low ♪ ♪ kathie got low, low, low, low ♪ ♪ manicured nails hot flashes every day ♪ ♪ everyone thinks we're moving to l.a. ♪ ♪ we hit the floor kathie got low ♪ ♪ kathie got low low low low low ♪ ♪ >> my sides are showing a lot. >> no more. ♪
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>> it's a time for a celebration! it's august 9th. happy birthday, hodie! >> how do these work? they never work the way -- good one! >> i know how much you love my songs that david freedman and i write, so this is your real birthday gift. take a look. ♪ i want a hoda on your hosse ♪ in the back of my gallopy ♪ i want to walk you down the street ♪ ♪ i know they are not ebony, but they are huge ♪ ♪ i want to get you good loaded ♪ ♪ until your great big head exploded ♪ ♪ then i'll spin you in a tizzy and watch your hair get all frizzy ♪ >> it's time for -- my friday funny! >> exactly.
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>> a guy needed a brain transplant. >> oh. >> so he went over to the brain store, and when he got there, the store's owner told him there were only two brains left in the entire store, so he told the guy, you have two options the way i see. you can either buy the lady's brain for $2,000 or the guy's for $10,000. which do you want? guy thought about it, why is the guy's brain so much more expensive? shop owner replied, because it's barely used. >> oh! there's a celebration. >> why don't you kill your co-host on the -- >> i swear to god, feel your heart. >> i'm too old for this. >> we are something else. >> what fun. >> all right. no need to curb your enthusiasm. comedian jeff garland is next. >> we love him. you know him best as larry david's manager, but this time he was dealing with idiots, and
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i don't mean us. >> more coming up right after this. [ hosmer ] i kinda knew their reaction would be a little like, you know, "what are you thinking?" oh, i had a knot in my chest. i didn't really want her to go but...i knew she could do it. i felt like there were bigger and better things for me to do. [ mom ] she took what she was doing seriously. [ hosmer ] my self-confidence just went through the roof. [ dad ] it was awesome to see her transform from a girl, in a small town, to a soldier. [ male announcer ] you made them strong. we'll make them army strong. talk to your son or daughter about joining the army. find out how at goarmy.com/parents. and? and then i'll become a scientist and change the world! the world? now you're talking! [ female announcer ] packed with whole grain fiber and a taste kids love, kellogg's frosted mini-wheats. help feed their full potential.
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♪ i'm a big kid now... ♪ ♪ at night! actor jeff garlin stopped by earlier this summer. he's a writer, too, hoda. had everyone laughing from the moment cameras started rolling. >> we have a feeling you'll be laughing, too. take a look. >> we're back. and jeff garlin -- >> don't talk! don't talk. don't talk. >> you read your own
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introduction. >> you know, i'm best known to audiences as larry david's feisty? >> yeah. >> funny manager in the accla acclaimed hbo sears "curb your enthusiasm." >> now what have you done? >> i've written, directed, and star in a movie that many, i think all parents can relate to. >> what's it called? >> "dealing with idiots." it's about little leaguers and big-league headaches caused by their parents. >> just think people are weird. they are weird. i'll let you know another little secret, she's a bit weird, i'm a bit weird. you got weird parents. you're not weird yet. you're too young to be weird. >> i don't want you to think all grownups are insane. >> actually, they are all insane. >> except for us. >> don't trust anybody over the age of -- >> 22. >> no, actually 10. >> this movie is so much fun and with so many of my favorite actors. your ensemble is amazing. you got fred willard.
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>> fred willard. by the way, no offense to the rest of the cast, but you just say i've got fred willard, and i'm done. >> every time the man opens his mouth, it's funny. >> you've written, directed, you star in it. is this something that took a lot of work writing or a lod of ad lib on the set or what's happening? >> actually, both. i took a lot of time writing a 20-page outline. the whole thing is improvised. i told them before the scene what the scene was about and what their character feels and thinks during the scene. >> that's my idea of heaven. >> no lines. >> no lines. you just be so free. >> if you have the skill to improvise, it's great. >> and you chose people that, obviously, do. >> i chose the great people. >> why did you choose nia as your wife? >> because i love her and she's wonderful. is that a good answer? >> you're going to spend time with people, you want your friends around. >> you want your friends around,
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and i'm friends with pretty much everybody in the movie. >> is anybody's life better than your life? and i didn't even know you until now. >> i think hugh hefner. not currently, though at his age i'd like to have the same life, but i think his life has been pretty good. >> you think? >> other than hugh hefner, no one. >> why are you wearing a camera around you? >> because i love to take -- i have a film camera. i love taking pictures, and to me, this point of view, who gets a picture of this? i got now -- >> everyone at home. >> i know, but i'm saying knowing -- yeah, they get through the camera, but i'm right here. >> you are right here. >> it's thrilling, isn't it? >> it is thrilling. don't belittle yourself. i am thrilled. i'm never going on the earlier part of the "today" show. i will only come here. >> yes! yes! and start a trend.
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>> that is it. >> why waste your time on the first three hours? >> why? >> why! >> stop talking! stop talking. by the way, they don't bother me as much as they bother him, but even i know, just keep walking. >> kanye, yeah. >> right. >> and then when they put their camera down, i go, hi, guys. nice to see you. >> that's what you do. >> how about this? >> what the hell's going on here? can i just say that is something nobody at home needed? nobody at home needed that at all. >> give him one more. >> all right. >> you want me to do the stop talking. now i figured it out. little late in the booth. that's all i got to say. that might have been funny at the top. >> all right. "dealing with idiots," your great movie, opens in new york today, in los angeles on july 19th -- >> can he please stay for the rest of the show? >> let me also say it's on itunes, on amazon, on ondemand
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at the same time. >> why? >> when they are done with your show, they can watch my movie immediately. >> it's on demand. >> and the theaters. >> is that why you gave us a screener, you don't give a rip who has seen it? >> i gave you a screener because you said it meant everything to me. stop talking. >> jeff garlin could have stuck around all day, and guess what, he did. >> kind of did. from the new addition from my family, to some of the best moments we've had, there's a lot more to come. a lot, like this much. get it? mom... yes honey? dad told me that cheerios is good for your heart, is that true? says here that cheerios has whole grain oats that can help remove some cholesterol, and that's heart healthy.
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all right. we are back with more of "today," and we are reliving some of our favorite moments this year. we have a dog, an actor, another dog, relationship advice, and wild animals. >> you know when there are animals in our studio, you never know what to expect. >> also, we want to know what your favorite moments on the show were. let us know which moments you love. >> there were so many. we'll be back with our special "best of" show after your local news. it's a fresh-over! come taste some grapes - tell us what you think. these guys have an amazing sweetness. yeah they do. probably the best grapes i've ever had. a thousand thumbs up. walmart works directly with growers to get you the best quality produce they've ever had. all this produce is from walmart. you are lying. nooo! i thought these were like straight from the farm.
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good morning to you turks is 10:26 >> i'm marla tellez. more than 4,000 firefighters are in tuolumne county today battling the rim fire. right now thursday fire has burned more than 187,000 acres and is still growing.
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the good news though, the firefighters, they have been able to get more containment on these flames now at 23% containment. a san jose city councilman is introducing a bill today to ban sugary drink and whole milk at city properties and events. it's a move to promote healthier diets. the proposal first needs approval by the council's agenda-setting committee. we will check that forecast and mike will look at the roads after the break.
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welcome back, good wednesday morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. expecting a warm day in the east bay. 79 in fremont, comfortable conditions in san francisco. i werer upper 60s to mid-70s. we will look at the rim fire and how air quality issues pose a problem for people trying to get to tahoe at 11:00. first check your drive with mike. not exactly clear here, a little haze. that is the only issue, around the foster city side of the san mateo bridge, easy flow of traffic, 92 more popularity next few days, the bay bridge closes. dumbarton bridge good alternates for you. the east bay, we have south of the dumbarton bridge, slowing down through fremont, speeds coming down to the 50s, travel past mission boulevard to 237, north 101 past the parkway also slow. >> the bay bridge shuts down tonight, starts a five-day closure. crews will be connecting the new eastern span to the toll plaza and tunnel on yorba buena
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island. we will have a report on this closure in 30 minutes 11:00. hope to see you then. we are back on this wines day wednesday with more of our special "best of" edition of "today." one of our favorite days around here was when hoda and blake, the dog, not the superstar, became a family. >> the journey was so much fun, but i have to admit, the minute i saw blake -- >> it was love, it was love! >> take a look. >> i'm looking for a dog that likes to sleep. i kind of want a blobby dog. i don't want a runner. >> she has not thought this through. >> i was trying to think of when i was in this good of a mood. >> she thinks she's thought it through, but as of everything hoda, she's not thought it through. >> kathie lee is going to walk
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each dog out and try to influence me in some way. >> the most precious little poodle mix. it's a boy, it's cinnamon. he looks like you. you could be his mother. >> look where he is. i'm breast feeding. oh, my god. >> this little boy is named reeves. and he's trained. >> he's trained? bonus. >> definite bonus. you're barely trained. this is baker. >> oh! oh, he wants to go back to you, hoda! he loves me. this is nutmeg. he is a shi zu beagle mix. >> shi zu? ♪ ♪ it's just me and my dog
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>> orla. 1-year-old terrier mix. remember every single one of them is a rescue. ♪ every dog has a story >> hoda, this is not a blobby one. bye! come on. >> come here! come here, come here! >> this is goldfish. comes with his own bottle of wine. >> come here! >> i think this is going to be an extremely tough decision. >> if you're lucky, they'll be with you a long, long time. the best friend you've ever, ever had. except for me. >> anyway, i'm choosing my pooch! >> oh, my gosh, so many amazing
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dogs. how did you make a choice, hoda woman? >> i don't know. can i tell you something, when you know, you know. she's the founder of paws chicago. >> which is an amazing organization. >> hey, girl, how are you? >> she's right, such a hard -- >> you sort of know. just to give you a tease, it was not a dog i thought i was going to select. i honestly didn't. knowing me, what kind of a dog did you think would be best for me? >> well, i think for you, first of all, any of these dogs would succeed in your home, because you love animals. >> look how precious they are. >> dogs are so adaptable. it's amazing how adaptable they are. getting a good trainer and good dog walker, because you have a busy lifestyle, being prepared so when you bring them into the house, you're ready to go. >> in fact, i have a dog walker here. angela is in the house. i am prepared, thank god. all of these dogs are going to be able to be adopted out, minus the one i'm taking.
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>> absolutely. >> give us a thumbnail on each of the dogs. >> this is kevin. kevin is a 1-year-old mix from the streets of chicago. >> next up, come on. >> reeves. >> reeves! >> reeves is a 6-month-old male maltese. goldfish, 6 months old, 5 to 6 months, male cockapoo. she was brought in by a good samaritan to our city pound. yaris is a shih tzu mix. and bobby sue is a 1-year-old poodle. >> billy jo and bobby sue. >> she had fleas, we had to shave her. >> she's a little embarrassed. when her coat grows back, it's going to be beautiful. >> then cinnamon, an 8-week-old male poodle mix. >> loves his mommy.
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>> i know. >> who's next? >> nutmeg. 10-week-old male shih tzu mix, and baker, 10-week-old, and scotland. scotland is 5 months old female poodle/terrier mix. >> all right. i'm going down. ready? i'm so excited. hi. hi. i hear you. i hear you, kevin. i pick this! goldfish. >> so cute. oh, my gosh, hoda! good choice. >> goldfish! >> he's precious. >> oh! >> he knows, he knows. >> by the way, every one of those little puppies found a good home, every one was ado adopted. okay, one of our favorite
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something, anthony? >> this is my little puppy. >> honestly? looks just like blake. >> my little girl bought blake a gift. little cookie for blake. >> tell me about when did you get this cute little dog? >> got this puppy about a year ago. i named her hoda, but then i found out you named your dog blake, so i changed her name to kathie lee. so my dog's name is kathie. >> that is the cutest dog. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. that's their momma. i saw a picture -- a friend of mine e-mailed me a picture of you with your dog and i almost fell off my couch. >> look like twins. >> we're connected at the hip, even have the same little baby. >> we do, we have new orleans and have our baby. look, look at the comparison. >> it's the exact same dog. the exact same dog. >> look, it's weird. >> do you have trouble getting her weaned -- not weaned, but trained? >> yes. it was difficult to stop
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breastfeeding. >> that's what i suggested hoda now do with blake because nothing else is working. breastfeed him. put a diaper on him and in bed with you. >> little kathie is fine. she literally sits on the couch all day like the little princess she is. >> let's talk about your film. >> it's a true story about a gang down in miami in the '90s that, you know, wanted to achieve the american dream. >> meaning? >> meaning they -- >> chicks? >> no, no, no. my character is kind of like the grounding force of the crew, you know -- >> dorbell? >> haitian from miami. yeah, yeah, yeah. so his goal was to get, you know, money so he could take care of his family. wanted to buy a house with a little white picket pence, he wanted a dog, to take care of his family. >> if you're watching it, not all sunshine and roses. >> brutal. >> it's about these guys that
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kidnap, extort, and murdered the guys they are training, so it makes sense in a lot of ways. the thing that michael bay did that's so amazing with this movie -- >> oh, he's the director? >> yeah. he made you feel comfortable with these guys and what they did. he made them relatable. >> there's not a danger in that that we start glamorizing people like that? >> we're not glamouring, but the great thing about actors, you have to understand what put them in a position to do that. >> humanity. >> used the "h" word, used the "h" word. you're just rolling today. >> i've never been the same since he threw me over his neck and had his way with me. >> i think about that. i remember those memories. >> hard not to think about it. >> we love him! >> he's awesome. he's really a doll. all right, it's time to turn dating on its head with new rules to live by, but hoda doesn't follow rules, baby, she makes them. right after this. >> what happened? i started a week ago going pro with crest pro-health.
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all right. the dating game, as you know, has changed. if you want to play, you're going to have to learn the new rules. >> "elle" magazine's e. jean carroll broke down with what we need to know, starting with why women no longer need to wait for a man. check it out. >> there was a way it used to be done where women would wait patiently for a man to ask. >> patient women, matthew and i were sitting down in the make-up room, we saw a cheetah zoom past us, kathie lee. no, you were moving so quickly, it was like a blur. >> we'll check out the rules of dating. >> no, the rules -- women chase. >> do you like it when women chase you? >> i'm all for women being proactive. the verb "chasing" doesn't work for me, but it doesn't work for
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either gender. the premise men used to chase and women didn't, i think that is even somehow wrong. women don't like guys who chase, those become creepy stalker guys. >> there's a fine line. hoda actually does. >> all you really want is someone who puts their value out there for you to say yes or no to. that's really what it's about. >> it's tongue in cheek. >> mating game. >> it's a game. no, it's a game and you come forward and you back up. look at the two of you this morning. >> okay. anyway, it used to be that on a first date a guy would say, hey, can i take you to dinner. that seems pretty fine. you say it's not a great idea? >> worst thing you can do is sit, sit! as soon as you're sitting, you can't move and what happens, you start doing your dating job interview and then the lies start. >> what would you suggest, mountain climbing? >> no, no, a walk.
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go shoot pool, go to the planetarium. why, because hoda, stand up. here's hoda sitting. she's a vision. >> tall drink of water. >> look at the difference, i mean look. >> standing and sitting. >> more attractive standing. >> moving. >> that's the only good thing. >> it's about finding a date that meets certain criteria, so let me give you three criteria that make a great date. first one is time flexible. it can either last 20 minutes or three hours. you don't want it going on too long if you're not having fun. if you're having a great time, you want options to carry on. second is it needs to allow for proximity. problem with dinner is you sit across a table. this is the perfect position for a date. you can actually get in touch from here, you can -- >> that can get you in trouble. >> that can work, but the third criteria is, be externally
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focused. if you went, for example, for a walk along a river, you're looking around at what's going on around you. >> you agree on this. >> we agree on this. >> what about communicating, texting versus on the phone. a lot of people get texts. >> kathie lee is allowed to text frank because it's sexy, but if you're dating why go through -- oh, it's sexy. >> so hot, you can't even believe it. >> i believe it. >> the thing is -- >> where's lunch? >> that turns him on, you have no idea. >> the thing is, if you just start a date and you see the texts come in from him and those emotions flow up and then the excitement of returning and then waiting, why don't we just wait to makeout to have those emotions and not do it over text? >> if i leave you and i want to say you looked gorgeous today, i don't necessarily want to make a phone call for that. what happens, you looked
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gorgeous, okay, bye. >> then you're waiting for -- and? i'm gorgeous and? >> with a text, you can throw it out there and not expect a reaction. >> i think any text that starts off with "hey, beautiful" is a good text, no matter what follows it. >> i know what i'm doing after this segment. >> you know, nobody learned a damn thing, but it was a lot of fun. >> not one single thing. coming up, animals go wild. >> wild! >> in the studio. but first, this is "today" on nbc. [ male announcer ] with at&t,
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all right. whenever julie stops by, you know we're in for a wild, wild ride. >> terrified, but also excited at the same time. this time started with a flurry of activity. just watch. >> 80% of seaworld's animals
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were born in their parks, but since bringing a dolphin into the studio wasn't possible -- [ laughter ] -- amazing animals. okay -- >> found a little nesting spot back there. any who -- >> i'm the one the animals like. >> i held him for five minutes before he got on camera. >> tell us about this puffen. >> we're going to tell you about a bunch of organizations doing great things for animals just like seaworld and busch gardens is. we're going to stuff with puffen. makias was hatched out of seaworld at texas. >> what is that? >> you can just go like this. see? right down the hatch. these guys live off the islands off of maine, and many years ago we had actually hunted these guys, their eggs and sort of feathers and for meat almost to extinction here in maine, so basically project puffen restored the populations.
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we have our keepers who actually go down there. linda, who's going to come on and grab makias from you actually went down there and worked with the puffens there. >> they are really sweet. >> what's next? >> so hoda, you are so good with that bird, we've got one that's slightly larger for you. hold out your arm, hoda. >> i am not -- >> yes, you are, come on. >> tell me when it's over. tell me when it's over. >> you're going to help feed, all right? >> there we go. >> go ahead and just use your hand. he's very gentle. >> you feed him. >> he is very gentle. >> he's got my hairdo. >> will he take it right out of there? yes, he will. why should i lose a finger? >> this is a horned bill. we worked with the horned bill project down in africa, because out in the wild they lay two eggs, but only the first chick survives, so we actually helped to raise the second chick up and
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then return that one to the wild so that populations of this vulnerable bird can hopefully be restored, as well. you are so good! i'm so proud of you. >> can i get him off? >> you can turn your arm around and he'll fly back to melissa over there. >> allegedly. >> he was going for your bracelet. all right, melissa is going to go ahead and take him. he's like, i'm staying with the group over here. >> all right. >> here, you can have your bracelet back. he likes that. >> not leaving while there's food there. >> i'm not going anywhere. he's very, very good. >> camera two! >> oh, my god. >> oh, my god. he's walking over -- >> no, no! >> you never know what's going to happen when that crazy julie. >> it's not only julie, but the
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animals she brings. tomorrow, the best of ambush makeovers, we have some doozies. have a great day, everybody. ♪
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♪ right now at 11:00 the countdown is on for the bay bridge closure, drivers taking one final trip across the eastern span as we know t tonight, the bridge shuts down completely as crews connect the new span to the toll plaza on the east end and yorba buena island on the west end. good morning, thanks for being with us, i'm marla tellez, jon kelley has the day off. clock is ticking, the bay bridge closure set to begin at 8:00 tonight. as you can see from this countdown clock, we are less than nine hours away from the complete shut down. more on the closure, let's head out to nbc bay area's christie smith live on treasure island. are the crews ready fo

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